Damavand series 140 works 2020

Folding series 2018

Infinite Truths 2017

Patterns and weaves 2008-2013

 

BIOGRAPHY

Artist Statement 

Abstraction has a sensuality of letting us lose ourselves in it; a meditation. The intention is art of pure affect. The practice is concerned with repetition, difference and disruption. 


In every act of repeating there is a birth, a becoming, and differences occur - when substantial they give rise to identifiable disruptions.


Engaged in drawing, painting, videos, and performance. Rules and limitations are adopted at first; they help the works to commence, they are not rigid, and often are let go. There are various methods; these are useful for the making.


Currently working on geometric, abstract, non periodic patterns. Some of these designs originate and are appropriations of contemporary abstract tilings and thirteenth/ fourteenth century Persian architecture.

Education 

MA Fine Art Chelsea College of Art, London
BSc Eng Kings College, London 


Selected Exhibitions 

2020 Magic of Persia, From Tehran with Love, Los Angeles

2020 Banana Jam, Bejing design week group show, Beijing
2019 Patternitcture, Farhangsaraye Niavaran, Tehran
2019 Banana Jam Shenzen Art Fair, Shenzen
2017 Infinite Truths- Bijan Daneshmand, Janet Rady, London
2017 Seasons, Maxilla Space, London
2016  Paper Tiger Wooden Horse, Shenzen
2016  Savoir Faire, Different Gallery, London
2016  Fast Forward/ Rewind, Punctum Space, London
2016  Blue Gold, Gallery Etemad, Tehran
2015  Geometry Zen, Fetch Art, Taipei
2015  Chelsea Summer Show, London
2015  Unreadable, Pangaea Sculptors' Centre, London
2014  Exploration, La Galleria, London
2014  Kids of Dada, London
2014  Middle East Contemporary Art Auction, London

Video, Film, Radio

Acted and produced 20 Fingers, winner Best Digital Film at Venice Film Festival 2004

Produced, directed, acted in A Snake's Tail, winner Best International Feature Bare Bones Film Festival USA 2006

Acting credits include:

The Infidel by Cyrus Nowrasteh

The Night Manager by Susanne Bier 

Pari by Siamak Etemadi

Nowhere to Run by Luke Scott

Women Without Men by Shirin Neshat

Under The Shadow by Babak Anvari

Body of Lies by Ridley Scott

Munich by Steven Spielberg

20 Fingers by Mania Akbari

Page Eight by David Hare

Various Radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service

 

EXHIBITIONS

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INFINITE TRUTHS

December 2017, Janet Rady, London

 

SELECTED PRESS

Kayhan Life, English version, September 15, 2020

Kayhan Life, Persian version, September 15, 2020

 

CONTACT

Janet Rady Fine Art

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7830 9327 /  + 44 (0)7957 284 370

janet@janetradyfineart.com

 

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